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More than 40 photos of the royal family wearing pastel

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No one pulls off spring style better than the royal family. In addition to their floral dresses and vibrant summer dresses, Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton and the rest of the firm know how to dress for the occasion in pastel colors. And now that the warmer days have finally arrived, there’s no better way to get in the spring mood than by looking to the royal family for fashion inspiration. Whether you’re looking for outfit ideas for Easter or the new season or just can’t get enough of the famous family’s fashion choices (we totally get it!), here are some of the cutest pastel ensembles the royals have has worn throughout the years.

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July 8, 2011

Purple Reign! The Duchess of Cambridge looked majestic in a lilac Alexander McQueen gown at a red carpet event.

March 1985

Princess Diana gave Princess Belle vibes in a satiny yellow ballgown designed by Murray Arbeid as she arrived at a premiere in London.

May 21, 2019

His Majesty was right about the blues, in a good way! She opted for the pale shade at the Buckingham Palace garden party.

June 8, 2019

For 2019’s Trooping the Color, Kate was a ray of sunshine in a lemon-hued ensemble.

October 1995

At a royal banquet, the Queen proved that you don’t have to be in spring or summer to wear pastel.

October 17, 2021

Kate recycled the purple Alexander McQueen dress she wore a decade earlier to Prince William’s Earthshot Prize ceremony.

July 1981

For a polo match in Gloucestershire, bride-to-be Diana (here, with Sarah Ferguson) stepped out in pastel yellow overalls, which she paired with a floral top and wedge espadrilles.

June 22, 2021

The Duchess kept it casual in a peach blazer with a white t-shirt, jeans and white sneakers.

June 9, 2018

Trooping the Color is calling the color! Weeks after tying the knot with Prince Harry, newlywed Meghan Markle made an appearance in a Carolina Herrera blush look.

July 10, 2001

A young Princess Beatrice and her younger sister Princess Eugenie opted for soft hues for a service to mark Prince Philip’s 80th birthday.

November 1983

Diana stunned in a lavender Donald Campbell dress for a performance at the Queen’s Theatre.

June 1973

This East easy to be green: just take a look at the fresh lime look of the queen at the time. And how about this flowered hat? !

March 1977

The monarch brightened things up during her Silver Jubilee tour in Brisbane, Australia.

May 21, 2019

Kate looked season appropriate in a powder pink Alexander McQueen outfit for a garden party at Buckingham Palace with her hubby.

May 1995

Princess Di or Jackie O? Either way, the Princess of Wales was a feast for the eyes in a candy pink Versace suit.

October 9, 2018

In honor of World Mental Health Day, Kate wore a purple Emilia Wickstead dress to the Global Ministerial Summit on Mental Health in London.

July 17, 2016

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall had a pastel pink moment on day four of Royal Ascot.

September 1, 2016

The royal style maven not only opted for a blush dress, but she also added pink earrings to tie the monochromatic look together.

June 5, 2018

Periwinkle blue suited Camilla for this royal outing with husband Prince Charles.

November 18, 2021

Camilla even rocked the pastel trend overseas! During a visit to Egypt with the Princes of Wales, she teamed a powder pink Anna Valentine tunic with white palazzo trousers.

May 15, 2018

The Queen opted for turquoise for one of her annual garden party looks.

May 22, 2018

For Royal Ascot, the Duchess of Cornwall looked fresh in a vibrant mint coat and dress, while her daughter-in-law stuck to her signature pale pink look.

July 16, 2019

For a garden party at Buckingham Palace, the future queen consort understood the pastel mission: she opted for a floral dress in a frosted hue at Buckingham Palace.

May 4, 2016

As always, Kate looked polished, wearing a petal pink peplum top and matching skirt by Alexander McQueen during an engagement.

April 24, 2013

While six months pregnant with Prince George, Kate opted for sky blue at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

September 14, 2012

A pale azure dress with nude pumps was Kate’s pick on her Diamond Jubilee and William tour of the Far East.

September 18, 2012

The Duchess looked radiant in yellow on that same tour with William.

November 1982

Princess Anne also loves a pastel moment. Here she is with her then-husband Mark Phillips in 1982, dressed in purple as she met the Queen of the Netherlands.

June 17, 1995

For the 1995 Trooping the Color, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother opted for Easter-approved hues.

May 1987

At the Cannes Film Festival, Princess Diana turned heads in an ice blue Catherine Walker tulle dress, complete with matching scarf, sky blue shoes, aquamarine and diamond bracelet and chandelier earrings.

June 10, 2008

Just in time for summer, the Queen shone in a lemony hue for a reception at Buckingham Palace.

June 20, 2018

On day two of Royal Ascot, the horse-loving queen donned a robin’s egg blue ensemble with pink floral accents, a sparkly star-shaped brooch and a black bag.

May 1979

During a royal engagement, Anne spiced things up in a zesty hue.

January 1988

Who said that pastel was reserved for women? The Duke of Cambridge nailed the trend when he was a tiny little prince.

June 8, 2013

Sophie, Countess of Wessex was dressed to impress in a pink dress as she attended the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill to Prince Edward.

May 19, 2018

Princess Eugenie chose a simple light blue dress by Gainsbourg for her cousin Prince Harry’s wedding.

January 1977

The Queen nailed a lilac polka dot look on her Jubilee tour.

August 1949

Like her older sister, Princess Margaret knew how to work a light polka dot ensemble.

June 21, 2016

A master of the monochromatic look, the queen selected a matching pastel pink ensemble for an outing.

June 24, 1993

Her Royal Highness was as cheerful as her orange outfit.


Even back then, Queen Elizabeth loved a powder blue shade. Here she wore the light color during a polo match with her eldest son, Prince Charles.

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